Show hidden files in Mac OS X Finder in one command

September 12, 2012   

Showing those pesky hidden files like ~/.ssh/ couldn't be easier.

Firstly open up terminal and run the following command

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

Then to make the changes take effect run this

killall Finder

This will reboot Finder. If sometime in the future you wish to change it back just run the first command using 'FALSE' instead of TRUE.

Job done.


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